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Filson Twill Rolling Carry-on Bag

Filson Twill Rolling Carry-on Bag

Filson’s new rolling carry-on bag is for those who are tired of the same old plastic or nylon carry-ons. It’s made of abrasion-resistant rugged twill so it will last you a lifetime. It has leather straps and grab handles and a retractable 22″ handle.

A Weekend in South Bend

A Weekend in South Bend

We’re always on the lookout for vacation spots we can get to within a couple of hour drive from Awesomer HQ. We recently spent a weekend touring South Bend, Indiana, and were happy to find a variety of fun, family-friendly activities in this peaceful, yet vibrant midwest town.

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NASA/JPL Space Tourism Posters

NASA/JPL Space Tourism Posters

A team of artists teamed up with engineers and scientists from NASA/JPL-Caltech to create a series of 14 awesome poster designs which envision a future filled with exotic trips to far-off worlds. Hi-res images are available to download, or as prints on Etsy. (Thanks Susan!)

Cooking for 15,000 People

Cooking for 15,000 People

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is a prominent Sikh house of worship in Delhi, India. Everyday, volunteers in the temple feed up to 15,000 people for free in a simple unlimited buffet. Best Ever Food Review Show toured the temple’s kitchen and enjoyed the meal as well.

Safari Botswana Time-lapse

Safari Botswana Time-lapse

Filmmaker Tyler Fairbank created this eye-popping sequence of footage of some of the Earth’s most incredible wildlife. His time-lapse, flow-motion technique further enhances the stunning 4K footage by leading our eye through some of the most compelling shots he captured.

How Cruise Ships Work

How Cruise Ships Work

Cruise ships seem to offer a lot of bang for your buck, and some do sell tickets at a loss. PolyMatter points out some of the many ways that cruise ship companies make or save money, such as flying under different flags, offering one-way trips and having casinos.

Death Valley 8K

Death Valley 8K

Brothers Will and Jim Pattiz aka More Than Just Parks spent 14 days capturing the various ecosystems of Death Valley National Park. Watch their crispy time lapse clips in 4K if you can. You can license their footage in 8K on their website.

Incase ProConnected 4 Luggage

Incase ProConnected 4 Luggage

Incase is back with another power bank-equipped carry-on. The ProConnected 4 has an easily removable battery with 20,100mAh capacity. It has a USB-C port and two USB-A ports. It also has removable wheels and a wide trunk-style opening.

FPM Bank Workstation

FPM Bank Workstation

FPM’s Bank Workstation looks like premium luggage, but it’s actually a portable workspace that comes with a folding chair. It also has an extendable desktop and four drawers. For those who need somewhere to rest instead of work, the Bank Collection also has a portable bed.

Moscow by Drone

Moscow by Drone

Timelab.pro presents an absolutely stunning montage of aerial photography it captured around Moscow. The ultra high-def video – shot with a DJI Inspire 2 drone – is flooded with detail, contrast, and color, and reflects both the new and old sides of the Russian capital.

inReach Mini Satellite Communicator

inReach Mini Satellite Communicator

Garmin’s inReach Mini fits in the palm of your hand and weighs just 4.23oz. You can send preset messages on the device itself, or type longer messages using your phone and send them from anywhere in the world. It also provides GPS navigation and has an SOS feature.

Truck Surf Hotel

Truck Surf Hotel

Owned by a pair of avid adventurers and surfers, the Truck Surf Hotel is a mobile truck that has five rooms and expands to a double decker when parked. The hotel offers touring packages to surfing spots and other coastal destinations in southwest Portugal or Morocco.

LHR to SFO in 4 Minutes

LHR to SFO in 4 Minutes

It’s a flight that takes about 11 hours, but thanks to time-lapse video and British Airlines captain Dave Wallsworth, you can experience the transcontinental wonder of flying from London Heathrow airport to San Francisco International Airport in 0.006 of the time.

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Conan & Jordan Plan a Trip

Conan & Jordan Plan a Trip

Jordan Schlansky has a deep love for Italy, so Conan O’Brien decided to do a good deed and take his associate producer on an impromptu trip to the country. But Jordan’s anal retentive nature might just keep them from getting out of the starting gate at all.

Away Aluminum Luggage

Away Aluminum Luggage

Away’s aluminum luggage is designed to still look cool as it gets banged up by baggage handlers. All four available sizes come equipped with TSA-approved locks and quiet 360º wheels. The two carry-ons equipped with a removable USB power bank.

Deal: Rolo Travel Bag

Deal: Rolo Travel Bag

Get a great deal on this rollup weekender bag. It’s made of waterproof nylon, has mesh inner pockets and a hook to turn it into wardrobe. It can be carried as a shoulder bag but it will also fit in backpack bedroll straps. Save 14% off the regular price in The Awesomer Shop.

Grand Canyon: 4K Majesty

Grand Canyon: 4K Majesty

We can’t get enough nature porn, so we’re happy that Dan Brown spent 12 days floating in the Grand Canyon and brought enough batteries to keep 3 time lapse cameras clicking away the entire time. It feels good to feel small in the universe, doesn’t it?

The Fun/Suffer Divide

The Fun/Suffer Divide

Evo presents this inspiring and breathtaking short documentary about three friends who bikepacked their way across a 200-mile stretch of the Continental Divide Trail. They spent 11 days biking on the trail’s Montana to Idaho portion.

Colorado Serenade

Colorado Serenade

Colorado Serenade is a follow up to Kaibab Elegy, a previous piece from the SKYGLOW project, a group that seeks to study the effect of urban light pollution in dark sky areas. The remarkable imagery is shot from the river rafter’s perspective. Special and spectacular.

Oregon: Only Slightly Exaggerated

Oregon: Only Slightly Exaggerated

An incredible promo for Travel Oregon in the style of Studio Ghibli. It looks like idyllic, but we’re sad that there aren’t actually giant bunnies you can ride outside of Portland. Created by Ansel Wallenfang and Nick Stokes. Animated by Psyop and Sun Creature.

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Inspiring Pyeongchang Moments

Inspiring Pyeongchang Moments

Thanks to our friends at Toyota, we had the good fortune to visit this year’s Winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. From the athletes to spectators to the Koreans who ran the show, the Olympics showcased the best of people in these trying times.

Planet Vienna

Planet Vienna

Photographer Joerg Daiber of LittleBigWorld takes us on an unusual tour of Vienna, Austria, capturing a spherical projection of the city that makes its buildings and citizens look like a level straight out of Super Mario Galaxy.

Stadium Renovation Time-lapse

Stadium Renovation Time-lapse

Footage captured in and around Qatar’s Khalifa Stadium, as it went through a 4-year renovation, including a new sculptural roof and many other upgrades. We love watching the shadows move across as time passes during the daytime, and the fog rolling in at night.

Salzburg in Miniature

Salzburg in Miniature

We are dreaming of baroque and orderly things, so naturally the bustling city of Salzburg is what comes to mind first. Good thing we can look at this sweet vid that pays homage to some of the finest parts of Austria – in miniature. (Thanks, Joerg!)

A Sketchy Crossing

A Sketchy Crossing

From a distance, Siberia’s Vitim bridge doesn’t look so bad. But once Martin Remiš’ camera gets in close, we see just how iffy the one-lane river crossing looks, with its rickety wood planks and lack of any railings. This snowy bridge they crossed doesn’t look much better.

Omni-Pillow

Omni-Pillow

Banale’s Omni-Pillow looks like a normal neck pillow. But it actually unfolds to become a small pillow or a pillow topper, so it’s still useful even when you’re not seated. It’s made of memory foam and comes with a water-resistant pouch.

Vegas Is for Sports Fans

Vegas Is for Sports Fans

Sure, you can go to Las Vegas to get your clubbing and gamble on, but how about satisfying your other passions? MGM Resorts invited us on an extraordinary trip to show us what pro sports means to their town, and needless to say, we were amazed.

What Not to Do in Japan

What Not to Do in Japan

(PG-13: Language) British expat Chris Broad has been living in Japan for a while now, and has some pointers for things you never should do while in the country. It’s a humorous, but very useful look at Japanese manners and decorum. TL;DW: Don’t play with your chopsticks.

2017 Airstream Basecamp Trailer

2017 Airstream Basecamp Trailer

Airstream revived its most compact camper trailer yet. The Basecamp’s light weight (2,585 lb) and high ground clearance make it suitable for exploring. It comfortably sits up to 5 people and sleeps up to 2, has solar pre-wiring, tons of USB charging ports and a large rear hatch.

The School of Life Bus Home

The School of Life Bus Home

Living Big in a Tiny House visited another great school bus conversion. Tamra and JT Lane furnished and decorated their “School of Life” bus almost entirely with upcycled materials. The patchwork of wood and the wood stove gives the bus a lived-in vibe.

Hard Graft Full Disclosure Dopp Kit

Hard Graft Full Disclosure Dopp Kit

The Full Disclosure Dopp Kit is a spacious leather pouch for all your grooming supplies. It opens up to reveal two compartments, each measuring 8.5”x 3”x 2” and covered in an easy to clean lining. A magnetic divider separates the compartments.

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